As part of the Campaign members are asked to send Richard Lochhead an email highlighting the importance of lecturers in further education. A model text is set out below. Please feel free to amend / personalise.

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Dear Mr Lochhead

I believe that all college students should be taught by well qualified, GTCS registered, properly paid lecturing staff.

Instructors, who  are support staff, are an inadequate replacement  for the above; colleges should not be allowed to use them,  instead of lecturing staff, to deliver teaching.

Lecturers work hard to provide  the best possible education and training opportunities for our students. We do not wish to be compelled to  strike in order to protect our profession.

As the Minister for Further Education, are you prepared to act to bring this national dispute to an end,  by directing colleges not to use support staff such as Instructors to replace lecturers?

Yours sincerely 

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